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Daily Mail – Great Britain

Ched Evans is back in court as he arrives to hear when he will be put back on trial for raping woman at a hotel

The former Welsh international striker was jailed in 2012 for attacking the woman at a hotel in Rhyl, North Wales – but the conviction was quashed last month.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:14 am

BBC debate sees Brexit voter demand answer on where EU migrants will live

Emily Wood, a music producer from Poole, said her disabled mother could not get the bungalow she needed because there were not enough homes and migrants had been ‘bumped up the list’.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:14 am

Alton Towers crash survivor Vicky Balch RETURNS to the Smiler ride as part of her therapy to get over the trauma 

Vicky Balch, 20, visited the £18million Smiler ride at Staffordshire-based theme park Alton Towers as part of her ongoing therapy to deal with the rollercoaster crash last June in which she lost her right leg.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:14 am

No apology for Hiroshima atomic attack as Barack Obama becomes first serving US President to visit the city where 140,000 people died

US President Barack Obama will not apologise for the nuclear attack on Hiroshima during his visit later this morning to the site of the world’s first atomic bombing.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:14 am

Hedges in Frankie Howerd’s former village are cause a stir after their recent trim

The large plants (pictured) were created using topiary skills in Cross, near Axbridge in Somerset – the former hometown of comedian and actor Frankie Howerd.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:11 am

David Cameron finally blames immigration figure on strength of British economy

The Prime Minister finally commented on the ONS data that found net migration was 333,000 in the year to December nearly 24 hours after they were published.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:08 am

Can you spot Luna the bear in this Bavarian forest as she plays hide-and-seek?

The mother bear posed with her pair of four-month-old cubs at Neuschönau in the Bavarian Forest National Park. But then she decided to play a game of hide-and-seek…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 10:08 am

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC – Great Britain

Once-a-day sunscreen ‘wears off’

Using so-called once-a-day sunscreen is not fully effective against the sun’s harmful rays, research by Which? has found.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 9:40 am

UK to send Royal Navy warship to Libya

The UK is set to send a Royal Navy warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle arms smuggling in Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 9:15 am

France unions urge strike escalation

French trade unions urge bigger protests against labour market reforms as President Francois Hollande vows to stand firm.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 9:13 am

I’m no secret Brexiteer, says Cameron

David Cameron hits back at claims he is a “closet Brexiteer,” insisting he is “passionate” about the UK remaining in the European Union.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:47 am

Mourinho confirmed as Man Utd manager

Jose Mourinho is officially confirmed as manager of Manchester United and has signed a three-year contract.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:32 am

G7 says Brexit is risk to growth

A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a “serious threat to global growth”.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 5:54 am

VIDEO: Why migrants are on hunger strike

Nearly 20 migrants on the Greek island of Chios are taking part in a hunger strike.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 4:03 am

NPR – United States

Hockey Night In Canada Punjabi Edition

David Greene talks to Harnarayan Singh, play-by-play voice for Hockey Night In Canada Punjabi Edition. Singh’s dramatic calls have won him fans even beyond Canada’s large Punjabi speaking minority.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 9:25 am

Obama Walks Tricky Line In Visit To Hiroshima, Japan

The White House says President Obama will not apologize for the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima when he visits the Japanese city on Friday. NPR looks at the political significance of the visit and the tricky line Obama will have to walk.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 8:37 pm

Hiroshima Survivor Recalls Bombing In Fight To Achieve Nuclear Disarmament

On Aug. 6, 1945, Setsuko Thurlow was a 13-year-old girl living in Hiroshima, Japan. Thurlow survived the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima that day and has since become an activist for nuclear disarmament. NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with Thurlow about her experience and her reaction to President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 8:37 pm

Father And Daughter Circumnavigate The Globe Using A Mental Compass

Hokule’a — a voyaging canoe based on ancient Polynesian craft — is travelling around the world. Its navigators have learned to traverse the open ocean relying the sun, stars, and waves.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 8:37 pm

‘High Highs And Deep Lows’: 5 Days With Doctors Without Borders In South Sudan

In the past year, dozens of hospitals run by the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, have been attacked. NPR spends a week with two doctors in a hospital inside an enormous refugee camp in South Sudan to find out why they work in dangerous places, and what the work is like.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 8:37 pm

#HeforShe: Why These Guys Speak Up For Women’s Rights

Typically women are the ones who get involved with reproductive rights and family planning. But there are exceptions.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 6:57 pm

Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government

French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation’s strict labor code. The country’s largest union is fiercely opposed.

Posted on 26 May 2016 @ 1:46 pm

The Jerusalem Post – Israel

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Voice of America – US Government

An Excerpt of Obama’s Remarks at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Obama laid a wreath and made an address in Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first use of the atomic bomb in August 1945.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 9:25 am

Dangerous Myanmar Jade Mines Bring Income, Death

Within days of the start of the monsoon rains, the dangerous conditions and lack of safety measures at Myanmar’s jade mines were highlighted when a dozen miners were killed while scavenging in a mining pit.

The area in Hpakant Township, in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State, is a vast wasteland of deep pits and huge rubble heaps produced by mining companies using heavy machinery and dynamite.

Heavy rains often increase instability in the area, and on Monday a pit wall collapsed on scores…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:37 am

China Slap at Unmarried Taiwan President Highlights Gender Divide

A slap from China at new Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s status as a single woman exposes a divide in how two ethnic Chinese societies, which are already at odds politically, see gender and leadership amid different development pressures.

People in mainland China often believe that women, while acceptable in the workforce, should strive foremost for marriage and make family prosperity their top goal. Confucian values dating back 2,500 years enshrine those ideas, which have reemerged…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:22 am

Obama Lays a Wreath in Hiroshima

Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president Friday to visit Hiroshima, the city where an American warplane dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945 during World War II. Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe laid wreaths at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The two then delivered remarks.

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:19 am

Cameroon Cuts Imports to Spur Local Industry

Customers who want to sweeten their coffee may be out of luck at Kum Jeanette’s restaurant in Yaounde.

Sugar is in short supply these days in Cameroon, as the government cracks down on illegal imports to protect and promote local industry.

“For several weeks now, I have been going round looking for sugar,” Kum said. “It is scarce in town and, when you see it, the price is high. We used to buy for 700 [CFA, or $1.20] but now that we do not even see it, when you manage to see it…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:08 am

World Health Assembly Boosts Rapid Emergency Response

The World Health Assembly has approved reforms that will increase the U.N. health agency’s ability to respond rapidly and more effectively to health emergencies. In Geneva, a panel of experts discussed how new measures will help countries tackle emergencies, such as Ebola, Zika, and yellow fever.

Piecemeal reforms of the emergency health system have been under way for years; but, it was the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa that triggered a serious overhaul of the World…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:08 am

Chinese Americans Heart Trump

In the crowd at the Trump rally in Anaheim, California, members of this group are impossible to miss.

Not only are they Chinese, but they are dressed in white T-shirts with red lettering that says “Chinese Americans heart Trump.”

Strangers approach them to take selfies.

Chinese Americans for Trump is bucking the national trend among Asian Americans and supporting Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

A new survey conducted by three Asian-American organizations shows a…

Posted on 27 May 2016 @ 8:01 am


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